1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups sliced white mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp dried Italian herb seasoning
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1 can (14 oz/398 ml) pizza sauce
2-1/4 cups water
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup diced ham
3/4 cup croutons
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. In large pot, heat oil over medium heat.  Stir in mushrooms, garlic, onion and seasoning; cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
2. Stir in red pepper, pizza sauce and water; bring to boil.  Stir in tomatoes and ham; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours have blended.  (Make-ahead: Cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.) 
3. Divide croutons among bowls; spoon soup over top.  Sprinkle with cheese.

​Serves 6

Nutritional information is available from Foodland Ontario.